LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Kliavkoff had a lot on his plate in his first couple of months as Pac-12 commissioner — visiting campuses, discussing possible expansion of the College Football Playoff and athletes now being able to profit off their names, images and likenesses.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has signed forward James Okonkwo for the 2021-22 basketball season.
Coach Bob Huggins announced the signing of Okonkwo on Monday.
The 6-foot-8, 230-pound Okonkwo is a native of Maidenhead, England.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation.
Self, who is fully vaccinated, said in a statement on the university's Twitter account Friday that he was “feeling pretty good right now.” He will remain in isolation at his home in Lawrence.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The two-year probation imposed on UConn men's basketball for NCAA violations under former coach Kevin Ollie has ended.
The governing body informed the school it has met all NCAA regulations, the university said Friday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University men's basketball coach Mike Rhoades has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him on the Rams' sideline through the 2026-27 season.
With college athletes able to profit from their fame for the first time, North Carolina opened a new path Tuesday for its players to cash in: group licensing for official Tar Heels merchandise.
North Caorlina is believed to be the first school in the nation to launch a group licensing program for current athletes.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bruce Rasmussen, the Creighton athletic director who oversaw the rise of the men's basketball team and the school's transition to the Big East Conference during his tenure over the past 27 years, will retire next month.
It’s taken way too long but, finally, Mark Emmert is speaking the truth. He’s seen the future, and it doesn’t include him or his colleagues at the NCAA.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Saint Joseph’s will play Southern California and Georgetown will take on San Diego State in the Wooden Legacy on Thanksgiving weekend.
The four-game event will be Nov. 25-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena.
NEW YORK (AP) — St. John's has added veteran assistant coach Greg Vetrone to its basketball staff.
Coach Mike Anderson announced the hiring Friday. Vetrone, who was the head coach at Fairleigh Dickinson for four seasons, spent the past seven years as an assistant at Rutgers.
PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Eastern New Mexico University officials announced Thursday that Paul Weir has been hired as the school’s athletic director.
Weir will begin his new job on Monday.
He was the head men’s basketball coach at New Mexico for four seasons starting in 2017 and had a 58-63 overall record before being fired.
SANDWICH, England (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen is the clubhouse leader at the British Open and has a place in the record book at Royal St. George’s.
Coming off two runner-up finishes in the last two majors, Oosthuizen took advantage of soft conditions on a links known for its crazy bounces.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Basketball player Myles Powell has sued Seton Hall, coach Kevin Willard and a staff member, accusing them of failing to diagnose a knee injury during his senior season that led to physical and financial damage.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — With the rubble of Qualcomm Stadium piled high about 150 yards away, the construction of San Diego State's new football stadium reached a major milestone on Wednesday.
Construction crews performed a traditional topping-out ceremony at Aztec Stadium by hoisting the final steel beam into place at the top of one of the scoreboard frames.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Penny Hardaway has wanted Larry Brown to coach with him ever since he took over at his alma mater. Three years later, they have that chance at Memphis.
NEW YORK (AP) — The St. John’s men’s basketball team said Friday that Queens native Tareq Coburn will join the roster for the 2021-22 season.
Coburn recently wrapped a three-year career at Hofstra in which he averaged nearly 11 points per game and helped the Pride to the 2020 Colonial Athletic Association championship.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach Penny Hardaway has added Hall of Famer Larry Brown to the Tigers’ staff as an assistant, reuniting the former New York Knicks player and coach.
Brown, 80, is the only coach to win championships in both the NCAA (with Kansas in 1988) and the NBA (Detroit Pistons, 2004) over a 42-year career that also included stops in the ABA.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Dawson Garcia, who led Marquette in scoring and rebounding as a freshman last season, has indicated on social media he is transferring to North Carolina.
Garcia released an Instagram post that showed him in a North Carolina uniform.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scotty Pippen Jr. has decided to return to Vanderbilt for his junior season after testing his options for the NBA draft.
Vanderbilt announced Wednesday night that Pippen will return for the upcoming season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Juzang and Cody Riley have withdrawn their names from the NBA draft and will return to UCLA this fall.
Juzang, a guard from nearby Tarzana, averaged a team-high 16 points and 4.1 rebounds while starting 26 of 27 games last season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Isaiah Mobley decided not to follow his younger brother, Evan, into the NBA draft. The junior announced Wednesday that he has withdrawn his name and will return to Southern California this fall.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Terrence Shannon Jr. is returning for a third season at Texas Tech after removing his name from consideration for the NBA draft.
Shannon's decision Wednesday came three months after he declared for the draft without hiring an agent, and on the deadline for withdrawing from the draft that will be held July 29.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Versatile forward Ochai Agbaji and high-scoring point guard Remy Martin withdrew from the NBA draft Tuesday, opting instead to help Kansas chase a sixth national championship.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota forward Eric Curry has decided to return for a sixth season in the program, the team announced Tuesday.
The 6-foot-9 Curry was planning to serve as a graduate assistant under new coach Ben Johnson, but he changed his mind and exercised his option under the NCAA's pandemic guidelines to play an additional year.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Roy Marble, the Iowa basketball star of the 1980s who led the Hawkeyes to their only 30-win season, is among 10 former Iowa athletes who will be inducted into the school's athletic hall of fame in September.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Hunter Dickinson has withdrawn from the NBA draft to stay at Michigan for his sophomore season.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes guard Isaiah Wong has decided to return next season rather than pursue a pro career.
Wong had entered his name into consideration for the NBA draft, which is set for July 29.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Smith, who injured his knee in January and was out the rest of his senior season, won’t be returning to UCLA’s basketball team.
He announced his decision Monday night on social media.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan guard DeVante’ Jones, a transfer from Coastal Carolina, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
“Thank you to all the NBA teams who gave me positive feedback and also to those who gave me constructive criticism all was needed," Jones wrote Monday in a Twitter post.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia guard Miles McBride will remain in the NBA draft, while fellow Mountaineer guard Sean McNeil said he will opt out of the draft and return to the team for another season.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jalen Wilson withdrew from the NBA draft Friday and announced he would return to Kansas for his sophomore season, providing more experience on the wing for a rebuilt team that should begin among the top five in the nation.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Chad Weiberg officially is Oklahoma State’s athletic director.
Weiberg had been deputy athletic director under Mike Holder since 2017. Oklahoma State announced the succession plan for Weiberg to take over in March, and it became official on Thursday.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Guard Davion Mintz will withdraw from the NBA draft and return to Kentucky for his final season after leading the Wildcats in scoring as a graduate transfer.
Mintz entered the draft in May and said in a release Thursday that he felt “ready and closer” to his goal of playing in the NBA after going through the evaluation process.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU continued a massive overhaul of its roster Wednesday by officially adding an eighth Division I transfer in former Butler forward JaKobe Coles.
The 6-foot-7 Coles played high school basketball in Denton, about 30 miles north of TCU's campus in Fort Worth.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Incoming freshman guard Jordan Hawkins arrived at UConn's basketball training center in May, looked up at the banners of all the players that have gone from Storrs to the NBA and one thought ran through his mind.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland guard Eric Ayala announced Wednesday that he will withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return for his senior season.
Ayala, the Terrapins' top scorer in 2020-21, said he took his time throughout the process and appreciates the feedback he received.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Guard Kameron McGusty said Tuesday he has decided to play another season with the Miami Hurricanes after going through the pre-draft process with NBA teams.
McGusty has averaged 12.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in two seasons with the Hurricanes.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Ukrainian forward Pavlo Dziuba is transferring from Arizona State to Maryland.
Maryland announced the addition of Dziuba on Tuesday. Dziuba played in eight games last season as a freshman for the Sun Devils.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The NCAA put the TCU men's basketball program on three years' probation Tuesday and punished a former assistant coach it accused of accepting $6,000 from an aspiring sports agent and then lying to the school about it.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Forward Darius Days is returning to LSU for his senior season after initially exploring his opportunity to turn pro.
Days, who announced his decision during an online talk show appearance in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, had previously declared his intention to enter this summer's NBA draft after last season.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has signed forward Jamel King for the 2021-22 season.
Coach Bob Huggins announced King's signing Monday. King originally signed with New Mexico, which underwent a coaching change.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Darryl Morsell, the 2021 Big Ten defensive player of the year, is transferring from Maryland to Marquette for his final season of eligibility.
Morsell tweeted a picture of himself in a Marquette uniform alongside the word “Committed.” Marquette announced later Monday that it had added Morsell.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — New Iowa State men's basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger will be paid $1 million per year with an additional $500,000 in supplemental benefits under terms of his five-year contract released Monday.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — North Carolina State baseball players who were one win away from playing for a national championship reacted with anger and confusion to their team's removal from the College World Series because of COVID-19 protocols.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt will advance to the College World Series finals after North Carolina State was forced to drop out because of COVID-19 protocols, the NCAA announced early Saturday.
NC State had only 13 players available during its 3-1 loss to the Commodores on Friday.
Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos abruptly announced his retirement Friday, saying he will step down next week.
The announcement came as a surprise because the 70-year-old Moos has said publicly he wanted to stay in the job until he was comfortable the Cornhuskers football program had been turned around.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — The Big West Conference is moving its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments to a new arena outside Las Vegas beginning next March.
The league said Thursday that the 6,000-seat Dollar Loan Center in Henderson will host the event for the next three years.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor signed an order Thursday allowing the state's college athletes — including players on the nationally renowned Kentucky and Louisville men's basketball teams — to make money through the use of their name, image or likeness.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Voters in the November general election will have the opportunity to decide whether to allow bets on New Jersey college teams, or teams from other states playing games in New Jersey.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue said Thursday that center Trevion Williams has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to campus for his senior season this fall.
Williams was a first-team all-Big Ten selection last season and one of five finalists for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, which goes to the nation's top college centeer, when he averaged 15.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists while recording 11 double-doubles.